The Remarkable Leadership Podcast

The Remarkable Leadership Podcast is a weekly podcast with Kevin Eikenberry, a world expert on leadership development who speaks with leadership experts and leaders from a wide range of industries around the world. Kevin hand-picks his guests to help the audience see the world differently, lead more confidently and make a bigger difference for those they lead. Join us as Kevin and his guests talk about leadership, teamwork, organizational culture, facilitating change, organizational learning, and human potential. In short, this podcast will help you become the most remarkable YOU you can be.
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Dec 27, 2017

Anyone with a new paradigm is initially seen as a heretic. They challenge our routine. Cort Dial, author of Heretics to Heroes: A Memoir on Modern Leadership, joins Kevin to discuss that new ideas are uncomfortable and often lead to progress. There are heretics in every organization and if you find yourself in that role you cannot bulldoze your way through. You need to nurture relationships, have conversations, and build enrollment

Dec 20, 2017

Engineers and space aficionados, as well as leaders, this episode is for you. Paul Hill spent 25 years in NASA’s Mission Control, learning and living the values he now evangelizes. He is the author of Leadership from the Mission Control Room to the Boardroom and joins Kevin to discuss rocket science, learning from the past, and management. He offers an insider’s perspective on the leadership values and culture that have been critical for NASA’s “impossible” wins.

Dec 13, 2017

In this episode of The Remarkable Leadership Podcast, we get the chance to boost our trivia knowledge with a history lesson. Dr. Howard Markel, the author of The Kelloggs The Battling Brothers of Battle Creek, joins Kevin to discuss the story of the Kellogg brothers; their relationship and the building of an empire. Dr. John Harvey Kellogg was the big brother and one of America’s most beloved physicians. In his time, he was a best-selling author, lecturer, health-magazine publisher; and founder of the famed Battle Creek Sanitarium. His youngest brother, Will, who worked with him became the founder of the Battle Creek Toasted Corn Flake Company, which revolutionized the mass production of food and what we eat for breakfast. Their dynamic and strained relationship help us identify different leadership strengths (and weaknesses) and dependence on each other for success.

Dec 6, 2017

As Nate Regier mentions, Google conflict and it will autofill with mediation and resolution. This puts conflict in a negative light and what would happen if we looked at it as the creation of something new? Nate, a clinical Psychologist, expert in social-emotional intelligence and leadership, and author joins Kevin to discuss how accountability, compassion and apologies play a role in conflict.

Talking points: compassionate accountability, the compassion cycle, the role of a leader in team conflict, and how to apologize. 

Nov 29, 2017

Aaron Walker started his first business at 18 and selling to a Fortune 500 company nine short years later. Having a strong desire for personal development has kept Aaron in a weekly mastermind group for more than a decade with Dave Ramsey, Dan Miller, Ken Abraham and seven other notable Nashvillians. Aaron joins Kevin to discuss not only his new book, View From The Top, but to share examples of leading with a growth mindset. His philosophy is that an effective leader encourages others to get what they want.

Nov 22, 2017

What is the secret formula for success and happiness? Mike Whitaker, author of The Decision Makeover: An Intentional Approach to Living the Life You Want joins Kevin to discuss how our decisions, and we need to take ownership, can impact and shape our professional and personal lives. Mike offers insight into the types of decisions we make and the importance of connecting goal setting to our decision-making process.

Nov 15, 2017

Loyalist teams are 40 times more productive and less than 15% of all teams are true loyalist teams. Linda Adams and Rebecca Teasdale, co-authors of The Loyalist Team, join Kevin to discuss the research that led to their book and learn some of predictable, repeatable traits the best teams in the world share. Leaders need to create an environment where you can raise the “real” issues and move your mission forward.

Nov 8, 2017

Gallup says 51% of the workforce is not engaged. Jeff McManus joins Kevin to discuss how you get your people on board and excited. Jeff is the Director of Landscape Services at the University of Mississippi and the author of Growing Weeders Into Leaders. He shares his experience of managing a multi-million-dollar landscaping beautification implementation project with minimal resources. He knew that growing the mindset of his team would be critical to results.

Nov 1, 2017

The art of a good story. It is interactive and uses words and actions to engage the listener and encourage imagination. Sandy Coletta is the former President of Kent Hospital and Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of a Care New England. She joins Kevin to talk about her leadership journey and how it lead to her new book, The Owl Approach to Storytelling: Lead with Your Life. She suggests that we all have roles/positions in our organizations and stories need to come from the heart. Leaders should leaders open themselves up to using their own life stories to enhance employee engagement and achieve organizational goals.

Oct 25, 2017

Your leadership path should be a journey of purpose; the intersection of your gifts and how those gifts can serve others. Kevin Cashman, best-selling author, global thought leader and CEO Coach, joins Kevin to discuss growth; both personal and leadership. He also offers insight into the 3rd Edition of Leadership From the Inside Out, originally published 20 years ago. In today’s world, so-called soft skills no longer can be dismissed as “nice-to-haves.” His research shows they are foundational for high performance and enduring value creation.

Oct 18, 2017

We all dream big and yet we keep adding things to our to-do list keeping us from those dreams. Further, we boast about checking 20 tasks off our list by 8:30 AM, yet did you ask yourself if that task really needed to be done? Lisa Bodell, founder, and CEO of futurethink and author of Why Simple Wins, joins Kevin to chat about simplicity in organizations. Lisa goes over questions we can ask to help define simplicity and what can leaders do to recognize the activities that suck time and those that create value.

Oct 11, 2017

The dreaded presentation. The word may cause you to feel some anxiety because you are the presenter or you because you are in the audience. Today, Joey Asher, author and coach, talks about going beyond the presentation. Leaders at all levels need to give more than just the data. Their audience, their listeners, their employees, need the story behind the data to make a real connection.

In this episode, Joey discusses 1. The importance of presentation skills to leaders. 2. Fundamental principles to enhancing presentations. 3. The impact of Q&A.

Oct 4, 2017

Goals and vision are important to organizational growth and if we cannot connect with our employees do they work? Cortney McDermott, author of Change Starts Within You and former CEO, helps us understand that people come to change in a variety of ways. Leaders need to come from a place of a strong shared vision and move people to their genius.

In this episode, Kevin and Cortney discuss:

  1. Miserably successful and authenticity.
  2. Change and leadership.
  3. Sustainability and problem-solving.



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Sep 27, 2017

Culture, values, and ownership are words organizations use every day. Do you really know what they mean for, your team, and your organization? Kevin and Joe Tye, author and CEO and Head Coach of Values Coach, discuss corporate culture. Joe challenges us to think about corporate values and define your culture in 6 words. These need to be intentional and unique to create the workplace you want.

Sep 20, 2017

Improvement is not linear. We get better and we hit a plateau. Further, it becomes difficult to find the resources to help us get better. Mark Sanborn, president of Sanborn & Associates, Inc., an idea studio dedicated to developing leaders in business and in life and author joins Kevin to discuss potential and results. His latest book, The Potential Principle, focuses on closing the gap between how good you are now and how good you can be.

Sep 13, 2017

In this episode of the Remarkable Leadership Podcast, Victor Prince and Kevin take you on a journey along the Camino Way. The Camino de Santiago is a series of ancient trails across Spain. This was once a spiritual route and now often used by hiking enthusiasts, Victor spent a month hiking the trail as he had the time and the desire. He did not expect to write a book about his adventure and yet the trail gave him time to focus on the 7 values pilgrims are asked to follow while on the trail and how those values can help in work and life off the Camino.

Sep 6, 2017

Brian Buffini, the author of The Emigrant Edge – How to Make It Big in America and trainer, came to America at 19 looking for a tan. An accident and medical bills provided him an opportunity to live the American Dream, for which he is grateful. Today he runs a multi-million dollar company where all the employees hold each other accountable for the core values. Kevin and Brian discuss learning, gratitude and the importance of self-leadership.

Aug 30, 2017

How many times have you heard, “there is a schmuck in my office”? Maybe, you have made that comment yourself. In this episode, Kevin is joined by Dr. Jody Foster. Dr. Foster is the author of <a href=""><em>The Schmuck in My Office</em></a> and a clinical psychiatrist whose practice includes corporate development that provides support and evaluation services to executives. She shares her thoughts on recognizing, understanding and managing disruptive behaviors in the workplace.

<strong><em>In this episode, Kevin and Dr. Foster discuss:</em></strong><strong><em>In this episode, Kevin and Dr. Foster discuss:</em></strong><ul>  <li>Examples of difficult personality types.</li>  <li>Coaching teams to deal with disruptive behavior.</li>  <li>What happens when you are the schmuck.</li></ul>

<h2>Additional Leadership Resources</h2><h2>Additional Leadership Resources</h2><ul>        <li>Book Recommendations:              <ul>               <li><a href="" target="_blank"><em>Hatchet</em></a> by Gary Paulsen</li>               <li><a href="" target="_blank"><em>Saving Zasha</em></a> by Randi Barrow</li>             </ul>        </li>        <li>Learn more about <a href="" target="_blank"><em>The Schmuck in My Office</em>.</a>        <li>Get our free report: <a href="" target="_blank">The Secrets of Becoming a Remarkable Leader</a></li>  <li>Sign up for our free video training series, <a href="" target="_blank">13 Days to Remarkable Leadership</a>.</li>  <li>Get your free copy of my inspiring e-book, <a href="" target="_blank">101 Ways to Unleash Your Potential</a>.</li></ul>

Aug 23, 2017

Leaders need to step forward to champion the human spirit. Margaret Wheatley, author of nine books, from the classic Leadership and the New Science to her newest book, released, in June 2017, Who Do We Choose To Be? Facing Reality, Claiming Leadership, Restoring Sanity shares her perspective on behaviors in leadership. As society changes, as our world grows closer through technology, we need our leaders to focus on generosity, patience, and compassion.

<h2>Additional Leadership Resources</h2>


<li>Book Recommendations:              

<ul>               <li><a href="" target="_blank"><em>Magicians of the Gods</em></a> by Graham Hancock</li>               

<li><a href="" target="_blank"><em>Fingerprints of the Gods</em></a> by Graham Hancock</li>             </ul>        </li>        <li>Learn more about <a href="" target="_blank">Margaret Wheatley.</a>        <li>Get our free report: <a href="" target="_blank">The Secrets of Becoming a Remarkable Leader</a></li>  <li>Sign up for our free video training series, <a href="" target="_blank">13 Days to Remarkable Leadership</a>.</li>  <li>Get your free copy of my inspiring e-book, <a href="" target="_blank">101 Ways to Unleash Your Potential</a>.</li></ul>

Aug 16, 2017

Author of <em>Influenced Redefined and Yes You Can! Everything You Need from A to Z to Influence Others to Take Action</em>, Stacey Hanke joins Kevin to discuss the importance of consistency Monday to Monday®. Influence is a choice we make and you need to reflect on your daily actions and communication.

<strong><em>In this episode, Stacey:</em></strong>
<li>Redefines influence.</li>
<li>Provides advice to public speaking.</li>
<li>Gives examples of prepared feedback.</li>

<h2>Additional Leadership Resources</h2>
<li>Book Recommendations:
<li><a href="" target="_blank"><em>Real Leadership: 9 Simple Practices for Leading and Living with Purpose</em></a> by John Addison</li>
<li>Learn more about <a href="" target="_blank">Stacey Hanke.</a>
<li>Follow Stacey on: <a href="" target="_blank">Twitter</a>, <a href="" target="_blank">Facebook</a> and <a href="" target="_blank">LinkedIn</a>.</li>
<li>Get our free report: <a href="" target="_blank">The Secrets of Becoming a Remarkable Leader</a></li>
<li>Sign up for our free video training series, <a href="" target="_blank">13 Days to Remarkable Leadership</a>.</li>
<li>Get your free copy of my inspiring e-book, <a href="" target="_blank">101 Ways to Unleash Your Potential</a>.</li>

Aug 9, 2017

What started as a simple article about the greatest sports teams turned into a more meaningful look at how to evaluate greatness and leadership. It also took Sam Walker 12 years and 300 pages to define criteria, research teams, and publish The Captain Class. Regardless of whether you consider yourself a sports fan, Sam and Kevin discuss leadership principles across the board. Sam also provides some tips or ideas on how to find the leader in your room.

Additional Leadership Resources

Aug 2, 2017

We are all tasked with growing our organization, regardless of our title or role. Robert Glazer, author of Performance Partnerships: The Checkered Past, Changing Present and Exciting Future of Affiliate Marketing joins Kevin to discuss how affiliate marketing can be a strategy to growth. The concepts can be used at a high level with your brand or in the middle of your organization to standardize business development. It’s about creating relationships with customers and clients.

Book Recommendations and Resources:

Jul 26, 2017

Company culture has become a bit of a buzzword and your culture does impact the bottom line. Today, Kevin is joined by Kris Boesch, CEO and founder of Choose People and Author of Culture Works: How to Create Happiness in the Workplace. Kris shares her thoughts about culture and research surrounding why they chose to measure happiness. She also provides some real-world examples and ideas on how to shift your culture.

Jul 19, 2017

Leadership lessons surround us. Often, these are born out of conflict and/or crisis. Steven Howard, 18-time author, chat with Kevin about his latest book Leadership Lessons from the Volkswagen Saga, a story of deliberate corporate deception that has impacted the automaker’s car brands, leadership structure, etc. They discuss cultures within organizations and consequences around said cultures; intended or not. Further, Steve also speaks to cross-cultural organizations, having lived ½ his life overseas. As leaders, we need to be sure to understand the differences of our counterparts.

In this episode, find out about:

  1. Lessons from the Volkswagen Saga.
  2. Cross-cultural leadership.
  3. Insights to authorship.
Jul 12, 2017

A coaching conversation starts with you and your intention. How will you try to be helpful in your interactions with others so they walk away feeling inspired or leaning a new perspective? Gregg Thompson, author of The Master Coach, and President of Bluepoint Leadership, joins Kevin to discuss coaching as a discipline and the impact on performance and career acceleration.

In this episode, Kevin and Gregg:

  • Define a coaching culture
  • The role of coaching on performance management
  • Core dimensions of coaching

Book Recommendations and Resources:

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